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Thompson's Exit

The saga of teacher Anne Thompson is coming to an end.  She will be leaving Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools in a few weeks, several months shy of her planned retirement.   If you’ve followed her saga, you know Thompson is not...

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Cell Phones, Towing, & Teachers

Back in April I wrote about the Chapel Hill Town Council (CHTC) banning both handheld and hands-free cell phone use by drivers (with limited exceptions).   The point of my column then was not to root for distracted driving; it...

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Teacher Transfers: Not Going Away

I have been writing this column for well over a year.  I’ve written on topics as mundane as grocery shopping and as critical as the state education budget.  I’ve written about highly emotional topics such as Amendment One. ...

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Questions for Superintendent Forcella

July 25, 2012 Dear Mr. Forcella, I have been following the debate regarding the involuntary transfers of Mr. Wartski and Mrs. Thompson. As a parent who had two children at Chapel Hill High, one in Mr. Wartski’s class and one in...

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Teaching Beyond the Classroom

This column will add to a main problem with what is frequently written online:  I’m about to write my opinion of something about which I have almost no firsthand knowledge.  Kind of makes you want to click something else,...

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